WFS has many experienced artists who can use stories to link with particular curriculum themes and focused days in schools and other settings. Some of our storytellers have the potential to combine storytelling with writing, theatre, drama and dance for more interactive workshops.
We are able to provide traditional tales and also tales from many cultures and traditions to include African and Indian story telling dance and drama themes. Scary stories, myths and legends etc, geographical and historical stories, fact and fiction the list is endless.....!All providing a fantastic or WOW starter for your literacy, book week, creative or international event and more...!
Story telling for...
To engage with the power of stories and storytelling by:
Hearing traditional stories, finding and learning stories of our own and performing those
stories in a showcase at the end of the enrichment programme.
Recognising the stories that exist in our everyday lives and how understanding story
structure can help us to overcome blocks and meet new challenges.
Exploring a range of written story resources and undertaking individual research to find a story that resonates and says something to us.
Working as a group to knit our individual stories together into one great big story for performance. Reflecting on our story through the enrichment programme – the journey that we have been on together.
To engage with the production elements involved in creating an event by:
Consistently considering the logistics of putting together an arts event.
Exploring space and making decisions about what will suit the event.
Taking responsibility for key production elements and taking ownership of the event.
Working as a whole group and in pairs to supportively feedback to one another on our performances and to make decisions about how the performance will work as a whole.
Skills Development: Speaking and listening: public speaking: language development: selfesteem: team working: event management: creative writing: independent research: giving and receiving constructive feedback: reflection and evaluation.
Hi Adele, Anna's storytelling workshops were a great success with children and adults. All members of staff I spoke to said Anna was really good and from what I saw she had the children were captivated. The children had a great time- there was lots of laughter and audience participation. She adapted the sessions well for each different age group and when I spoke to her she said she was impressed with how responsive the children were to her.
So altogether a great day- thank you! Best wishes
Rachel Deputy Headteacher Sheddingdean Community Primary School
World Book Week 2017
Jake and Helen were great thanks - sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, but it has been a full on week. The drums were a great success. Thank you so much for organising both the Authors. I will certainly recommend both of them and your Company.
Streetsbrook Infant & Early Years Academy
World Book week 2016
The children were enthralled and spell bound as Jake told stories. They were entertained and educated as well. Superb! Thanks you very much.
An excellent workshop enjoyed by both adults and pupils. Supported our' talk for writing' in an exciting way. I would highly recommend Jake to other schools. Highclaire school Sutton .
The workshop was enthusiastically presented and engaged the children well. The quick pace and varied activities and props used were all helpful in supporting the story. The language used was appropriate for the level of the children and challenging for the more able. Thank you an enjoyable time was had by everyone present. Reedswood Primary Academy .
It was a nice opportunity for the children to hear a storyteller without a book - the way stories were originally told.
' I liked the bit about the caterpillar who wanted to come but the tiger said no!
Star Primary School London
World Book Week 2015
A fab day thank you so much for arranging it. John was brilliant!
Book him in for next year's world book day 2016! I'll be in touch to confirm nearer the time! Hannah Light Oaks Junior school Salford
Awesome! The children have been enthralled with Wilf’s storytelling techinque and all the sessions have been met with enthusiasm by both children and staff. Notley Green Primary School Essex Claire Russell Head of School
Hi, truly amazing! Anna was absolutely brilliant! All has gone really well. The children had a great time and the staff are super impressed!! Jedd Hayward Southampton
Look forward to working with you again.Bespoke projects are always available. Please contact us if you have an idea you want to discuss.